Okay so I don’t think they were Hornets, ground or tree. They were the same kind of flyers who attacked me in Denison two months ago. These were a lot meaner — they chased us about 150-plus feet.

Okay so I don’t think they were Hornets, ground or tree. They were the same kind of flyers who attacked me in Denison two months ago. These were a lot meaner — they chased us about 150-plus feet.


A German shepherd we had along gave up the fight and out ran us all. My friend Roger, who got stung 12 times, needs to enter America’s Got Talent. He was making moves the judges have never seen as he ran for his life. After he went home for some Benadryl he let one loose in his house that was in his shirt.


I was closed up, wearing bibs, turtleneck shirt and a wind breaker, gloves and toboggan, so the only place they could get me was my regal chin or behind my ears.


They got the chin three times and the ear once. After reaching safety, I went back with a full can of Wasp and Hornet killer. I killed a horde of them but they were still coming out so I vacated the area.


While we were counting our stings a friend came down and said he would throw a piece of concrete on the entrance. He got stung too as he ran for cover after throwing the block. Roger had never been swarmed till Sunday — now it’s off his bucket list.


Renting a splitter, I wussed out on manually splitting all that wood. Roger and I spent seven hours Sunday splitting wood, his and mine. Monday was spent stacking and playing beaver with the leftovers.


I was planning on going fishing early Wednesday morning but due to things beyond my control I didn’t get on the lake until about 9 a.m., plus I had to miss our meeting.


Texoma Bass Club is having our November Tournament this weekend so I was looking as much as fishing. My deep-water spots were deserted as the lake isn’t cool enough yet.


I found some fish at my first stop because I saw the gulls working. A swim bait and Cotton Cordell Jigging Spoon produced a load of small fish except for one big striper and several big sand bass. I wound up catching four bass — three keepers — out of the same areas but white fish were just more active.


The fish I caught came swimming a YUM Money Minnow slow about 5-8 feet down and the Jigging spoon worked in 12-14 feet of water. I’m planning on going out again Thursday or Friday on the other side of the lake to see if it’s any better than what I have found.


The eagles are back. I saw my first one today in Little Mineral. I was in the back of a cove and he came over low. They are big beautiful birds. I guess our first real cold spell brought them in a little early.


These birds around the lake give you another excuse to get out and walk or drive the lake shoreline. Trees are shedding leaves big time on the point so while it’s still prime viewing time the trees will likely be bare by the middle of December.


Consider getting you some Blakemore Road Runners. Now and throughout the winter they will be one of the best multi-species baits you can throw this winter. Medium action rod, 6-10 pound line and fish them slow. They are one of the few types of bait, not counting live shad that work well in cold water for Bass.


My luck continues to be bad. Susan and her daughter were using my truck and the latch on the tailgate broke. Using Red Neck logic, which I am full of, I just took the tailgate off and put it up till I feel like fixing it.


As I sit here writing this I’m enjoying my first fire of the year. The girls like it as much as I do.


Car or boat, put some extra cold weather survival items in dry waterproof packages along with a complete change of clothes including some kind of head and foot covers. Put your cell phone in small Freezer bags along with car keys and fire starters so you can improve your survival time this winter if you get in trouble.